Monday, May 9, 2011

Muslim attackers kill 17 Christians in Nigeria

Charred remains of Assemblies of God
church in Kafanchan, Kaduna state
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Muslim attackers killed 17 Christians yesterday, including the wife and three children of a pastor, and burned down several Christian homes in the village of Kurum, Bauchi state, Nigeria.

Christians have suffered many casualties in northern Nigeria since April 16, after supporters of Muslim presidential candidate Muhammudu Buhari lost the federal election to Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian.

Many Muslim voters claimed voter fraud, although international observers praised the polls as the fairest since 1999.

Reportedly, as many as 300 Christians have been slain, with 14,000 fleeing their homes after Islamic attacks. 

Over the weekend Christian leaders in northern Nigeria called for a federal probe into the post-election violence, saying more than 200 church buildings were burned.

Click here to read an update on the violence by Compass Direct News.

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